The 19 Best East Coast Rappers, Ranked

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When it comes to the world of hip-hop, East Coast rappers can't be overlooked. The East Coast has undeniably been a hotbed of talent and innovation, dating back to the birth of the genre. All along the I-95, East Coast rappers have left a mark on the genre. In this list, we'll count down the 19 best East Coast rappers, each bringing a unique flavor to the table. From boom-bap to trap, these artists have defined eras, crossed boundaries, and inspired countless aspiring MCs.

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19. Fabolous

18. Lil' Kim

17. Mos Def

16. MF Doom

15. Jadakiss

14. DMX

13. Lauryn Hill

12. Rakim

11. Griselda

Members: Westside Gunn, Conway the Machine, Benny the Butcher (and more)

10. A Tribe Called Quest

9. Busta Rhymes

8. Nas

7. 50 Cent

6. Mobb Deep

5. The Diplomats

Members: Cam'ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, Max B, Freekey Zekey (and more)

4. Wu-Tang Clan

Members: RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, and Ol' Dirty Bastard

3. The Notorious B.I.G.

2. Jay-Z

1. Big L

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